2020-2021 Awards

The Fruita Consumers Co-op has announced that four local high school students have been selected to each receive a Co-op Country scholarship. These scholarships are presented to high school graduates entering college with intentions to major in agricultural related degree programs.

  • Ms. Kali Jones, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, plans to attend Colorado Mesa University received a $2,500 Coop Country Academic Scholarship
  • Mr. Jacob Gordon, a senior at Norwood High School, plans to attend Western Colorado   Community College received a $2,500 Coop Country Academic Scholarship.
  • Ms. Hailey Hibbert a senior at Nucla High School, plans to attend Northern Arizona University received a $2,500 Coop Country Academic Scholarship.
  • Ms. Angela Haley, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, plans to attend Colorado Mesa University or Colorado State University received a $2,500 Coop Country Academic Scholarship.       

“We are pleased to recognize such exceptional students and hope this scholarship launches a great educational experience and successful career for all of these students,” said Alex Kamas, President and CEO of the Fruita Co-op.  “It is important that we support our students who pursue careers that will have a profound affect on agriculture and who will hopefully return to the rural community to keep America’s agriculture future strong.”

The Fruita Co-op was founded in 1937 and has Co-op Country Stores in Fruita, Nucla and Palisade and has over 7,000 member-owners living and working throughout Western Colorado.